FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -Grainger Awarded NJPA National Contract for Science Curriculum and/or Educational or Research Related Supplies, Equipment & Accessories

Grainger Awarded NJPA National Contract for Science Curriculum and/or Educational or Research Related Supplies, Equipment & AccessoriesNational Contract 091311-WWG: “Science Curriculum and/or Educational or Research Related Supplies, Equipment & Accessories” has been added to the competitively bid products and services available to National Joint Powers Alliance® (NJPA) Members throughout the nation.

(Staples, MN – September 22, 2011) In response to a national, competitive bid, the National Joint Powers Alliance® (NJPA) has awarded Grainger, a leading distributor of facilities maintenance supplies, a contract for “Science Curriculum and/or Educational or Research Related Supplies, Equipment & Accessories.” This contract was awarded in addition to their Facility Maintenance, Repair and Operating Supplies contract and is available to all NJPA members nationally.

“Grainger has an outstanding reputation for serving NJPA members,” said Mike Hajek, NJPA’s Director of Contracts and Marketing. “This contract will help drive efficiencies by consolidating purchasing with one supplier that provides access to a broad product offering and high inventory availability. In addition, the newly competitive bid contract provides NJPA Members with many benefits including competitive pricing, prepaid same-day shipping, 24/7 online ordering, various services and solutions and access to a dedicated Grainger sales team.”

Some products and solutions Grainger offers via the NJPA Grainger contract #091311-WWG include; lighting, hand and power tools, cleaning, safety, HVACR, material handling, electrical, plumbing, pneumatics, motors, power transmission, security, test instruments. The NJPA contract enables government, education and non-profit agencies a purchasing solution that satisfies most agencies’ bid requirements.

About W.W. Grainger, Inc.: W.W. Grainger, Inc., with 2010 sales of $7.2 billion, is the leading broad line supplier of facilities maintenance products serving businesses and institutions in United States and Canada, with an expanding presence in Japan, Mexico, India, China and Panama. Through a highly integrated network including branches, distribution centers and websites, Grainger’s employees help customers get the job done.

Contact: Gordy Thompson| 218-894-5489 | [email protected]